The Curiosity of School - An Interview with Zander Sherman
, more thought
, Zander Sherman
, Richard Capes
This is a 'More Thought' interview with Zander Sherman, in which he discusses his book The Curiosity of School: Education and the Dark Side of Enlightenment (Viking, 2012).
The book tells the story of institutionalised education, from the early-mid 19th century all the way up to the present. It covers topics such as standardized testing, the role of corporations in higher education, and the growing student debt crisis. Throughout, Sherman recounts the ways in which school has been used to manufacture outcomesâto turn students into soldiers, citizens, and human capital. The Canadian writer and novelist Will Ferguson described the book as âprovocative in the purest sense of the word â meaning, it makes you think; provokes discussion â while never overstepping the bounds of reasonâ.
The interview was conducted by Richard Capes and completed on the 30th January 2013.
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